Tag: Tiemoue Bakayoko

Franck Kessie heaps praise on TiemoueBakayoko after Empoli triumph

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has praised the performances of Tiemoue Bakayoko following the club’s 3-0 triumph over Empoli in the Serie A. The Frenchman had a quiet beginning with the Rossoneri following the loan move from Chelsea last summer but he has transformed his fortunes over the past few months to become an integral part of the starting lineup.

Speaking after the recent win over Empoli, Kessie said that the Rossoneri need to continue keeping their focus on the matches in hand as they seek to return to the Champions League via a top-four finish this term. He added to reserve special praise for Bakayoko, who has been orchestrating the proceedings in the midfield under Gennaro Gattuso.
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Tiemoue Bakayoko keen to take AC Milan chance

France international Tiemoue Bakayoko is keen to take the opportunity with AC Milan after making the loan move from Chelsea. The midfielder had a rather difficult debut season with the Blues last term where he struggled to adjust to the rigours of the Premier League but he has now been offered the opportunity to test himself in a new division.

Speaking in a news conference, Bakayoko said: “Italian football is obviously different from English football, but I worked with Conte, an Italian coach, who gave me a taste for what’s to come. That’ll help me settle in Italian football and working with another Italian coach, and I want to thank Milan for bringing me to the club. I think they [Gattuso and Conte] are both similar coaches actually, there is a lot of passion and commitment to what they do. They both bring a lot of grit and determination. I haven’t yet spoken to the coach about my role on the pitch.”
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